OPB | Oct. 20, 2016
Why don't we prepare for earthquakes, even though we know they are coming? And just what might happen along the Oregon coast when the massive earthquake and tsunami hit?
OPB | June 09, 2016
We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.
OPB | Feb. 05, 2016
We hear from LaVoy Finicum's funeral in Utah today. And we'll discuss some of the biggest news of the week in our news roundtable. Also, we'll hear about a system that would send an alert in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
OPB | Dec. 21, 2015
A fish called the threespine stickleback shows massive evolutionary changes don't always take place over millions of years. Sometimes 50 years is enough.
OPB | Nov. 30, 2015
Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explored the spiritual and emotional aspects of Japanese life after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
OPB | Oct. 14, 2015
We know a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake isn't a matter of "if," but "when." So, why do we put off preparing for it?
OPB | Oct. 13, 2015
A look at what water infrastructure can tell us about the survival of coastal communities after what could be the largest natural disaster in American history.
OPB | June 01, 2015
Geologists say the recent activity is not usual, and no tsunamis were triggered.
OPB | May 19, 2015
OPB challenged four Oregon families to live off their earthquake preparedness kits for a weekend. We'll find out how the experiment went.
OPB | May 01, 2015
We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | Oct. 20, 2014
MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.
OPB | Oct. 06, 2014
MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.
OPB | Aug. 25, 2014
MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.
OPB | March 27, 2014
THURSDAY: Bonnie Henderson's new book, The Next Tsunami: Living On A Restless Coast, explores how our understanding of seismic activity has changed over 50 years.
OPB | Feb. 11, 2014
TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.
OPB | Feb. 06, 2013
The state's Earthquake Commission finds Oregon is drastically unprepared for an inevitable quake.
OPB | March 21, 2011
We're talking to people in the Northwest who have deep connections to Japanese residents. What insight can they provide about news, needs and the human side of this natural disaster?
OPB | March 11, 2011
The Oregon coast faces a tsunami warning after a massive, deadly earthquake in Japan.